A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Westchester

A Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools

Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know what may be the best fit since each child grows and learns in their own unique way. To help you decide what’s best for your family, we’ve put together our fourth annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Westchester County. We hope to provide you the opportunity to research the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation, or need additional support services – we are thrilled to provide this resource. Please support our sponsors! 


Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons offers care for children from six weeks to six years and provides age-appropriate programs for each age and stage. The early years are a treasured time, and they make sure they’re full of learning and fun! They’re here to provide experiences that capture the joys of childhood while protecting each child’s well-being, nurturing their individual development, and paving the way for success in school and life. Their preschool program is designed to give each child complete confidence in every aspect of their experience at Bright Horizons. From health and safety to ready-for-school curriculum to the full support of experienced teachers. Just as important, their program is based on what research says best prepares children for kindergarten and all the big steps ahead.


Since 1947, The Chapel School (TCS) has ENGAGED a diverse community of LEARNERS in creative and challenging academics with personalized attention that enables them to REACH their potential. TCS has ENCOURAGED EXPLORERS to REACH inside of themselves and experience their thriving music, arts, drama, and athletics programs. And, TCS has EMPOWERED LEADERS to REACH up to God with thanks and praise and REACH out to others with hearts of giving and service. TCS’s award-winning preschool offers 2-day Preschool 2s, 5 AM Preschool 3s, PreK, and Jr. K 4s focusing on social-emotional development and kindergarten readiness. Join the TCS Family and give your child the opportunity to Reflect, Renew, REJOICE and REACH UP and IN!


Ossining Children's Center

The Ossining Children’s Center provides full-time loving daycare and education for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. OCC also offers care and educational enrichment for elementary school-age children before and after school and full days on school holidays and vacations. Open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., year-round. Talented teachers and classroom assistants give each child the individualized attention needed from infancy to middle school to find and foster their learning styles and talents. In addition to the classroom staff, enrichment specialists in gardening, nature study, music, theater, art, and physical education round out the curriculum. Children and parents thrive with OCC’s “extended family” approach that gives them love and support that they can rely on. The Center’s brand new building (opened in the fall of 2020) boasts state-of-the-art classrooms, a gymnasium, three playgrounds, a sports field, and a stunning view of the Hudson River.


Thrive Tutoring
Thrive Tutoring teaches the tools that students need to thrive. In addition to academic coaching for students of all levels, and test preparation for SSAT, ISEE, ACT, and the SAT, the coaches at Thrive Tutoring support learning through individual or small group lessons that will help your child get and stay organized, study efficiently and effectively, create a plan and avoid the cram, improve comprehension, concentration, and retention, manage time, reduce stress and test anxiety, and get adequate sleep. A thriving student is successful, healthy, and strong mentally, emotionally, and physically. With Thrive Tutoring, students learn to manage their workload so they can thrive rather than just survive! Please call Jean Marie to have a confidential discussion about your child’s needs and to create an effective plan to support your child’s education.


Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) provides high-quality, affordable care and early education to a diverse group of children in a safe, healthy environment through innovative and developmentally appropriate programming.


At Leap Teaching, Tutoring, & Educational Services, teachers and providers are dedicated and passionate educators who strive to support students in ways best suited to meet their unique needs and abilities. They provide teaching, tutoring, and speech and language services for students and children from pre-k through middle school. They also offer educational services and playgroup sessions for infants and toddlers. They currently provide in-home and remote sessions.


Babbling Brook
Babbling Brook Preschool is a warm and nurturing place committed to your child’s growth and well-being. The small class size and home environment foster a love of learning and prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond. The highly personalized learning and individual attention each child receives at Babbling Brook also make it an excellent option as a gap year for young Pre-K graduates not quite ready for the rigors of Kindergarten.


Carnegie Prep is committed to seeing students as individuals and helping them realize their full potential – whether this is in the realm of academic support, organizational skills, test preparation, or creative enrichment. For Pre-K through middle school, Carnegie Prep tutors will tailor sessions to your student’s unique learning style and are available for academic support, standardized tests (SSAT/ISEE/CTP5/HSPT/TACHS), and independent school applications. Specialists also work with students on reading and organizational/executive functioning skills, as well as special interests such as coding, digital music creation, and more. 

Want to be a part of our Guide to Daycares, Preschools & Private Schools in Westchester?

We want to show our readers all the great daycare, preschool, and private school options in the Westchester County area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Email Michelle at [email protected] to get started!


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